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Multidimensional Tourism Institute

Leading the Tourism Sector Forward

The Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI) is the largest expert organization in the field in Lapland. MTI brings together the know-how at Lapland Tourism College, the University of Lapland and the Lapland University of Applied Sciences. The Institute boasts a student body of over 1200 tourism students and a staff of 120.

Established in 2009, MTI has pursued intensive and concrete cooperation between institutions at different levels in teaching, research and service activities. Cooperation of this nature bridging levels of the educational system and the boundaries between institutions is unique in Finland and rare internationally, yet it brings many benefits. For example, MTI offers its students an exceptionally broad range of courses and programmes.

In developing education and research in tourism, MTI cooperates closely with the business community in Lapland, the international scientific community, and the relevant educational organizations and authorities. The Institute provides a foundation that facilitates the work throughout the tourism sector and in this role highlights what the sector has to offer.

Wide-ranging educational offerings in tourism

The student body at MTI is everyone studying

  • tourism research at the University of Lapland
  • tourism, catering and economics at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • at Lapland Tourism College.


Students may complete the basic degrees and courses offered at their home institutions but, in addition, are offered a unique opportunity to complete studies in tourism at the other schools in MTI and to network as part of joint studies and projects. With this approach graduates of MTI are professionals who go into working life with broad know-how and the latest knowledge in their field.

Research and cutting-edge knowledge

MTI is also a site that produces internationally recognized, peer-reviewed basic research in tourism as well as applied research geared to benefitting the region. Research and practical application of cutting-edge research findings serve to enhance the development of education, the tourism sector and specific regions.

Services for actors in tourism

With the contributions MTI can make in expertise, education, research and development it helps clients strengthen their know-how, improve their competitiveness and service practices, and identify the challenges that face them in their work. The strength of MTI lies in the range and depth of its expertise, which embraces the perspectives of different institutional levels, the latest research knowledge and project management knowhow.

MTI Presentation_2014.pptx

MTI General Brochure.pdf

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